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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

 NetworkWorld: Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project

Elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) Released: A Quick Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots

 tecmint: Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based GNU/Linux distribution, which started as a theme and application set for Ubuntu.

Vivid Vervet (15.04) Final Freeze

We've entered the Final Freeze in preparation for the release of Ubuntu 15.04.

PacketFence v5.0 released

This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes.

Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete

Datamation: What might replace the Linux desktop as we know it?

Linux Kernel 4.0 available in Fedora 22 Alpha

Fedora Magazine: Just because Fedora 22 is delayed doesn't mean we're not using Linux 4...

Drupageddon: SQL Injection, Database Abstraction and Hundreds of Thousands of Web Sites

LinuxJournal: SQL injection is an attack methodology in which malicious SQL code is included in user input

GNOME Builder IDE Gets a Massive Update in GNOME 3.16.1

 softpedia: GNOME Builder 3.16.1 is the first maintenance release of the software and comes today with over 300 changes

Android-based eyeware aims to woo runners and cyclists

 LinuxGizmos: The sports-focused Jet integrates a WQVGA display, 720p camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, ANT+, and GPS.

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Kart Racer 'Coffin Dodgers' Adds Linux Support To Early Access

The early access racer Coffin Dodgers has been updated and now has Linux support. As far as premises go, this one is one of the more original ones…

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Storm United is a new first person shooter built in Unreal Engine that looks absolutely stunning. The developers have just released the game into…

The Wine Development Release 1.7.41 Is Now Available

Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.41 bringing many new features and as many as 41 bugfixes. The few…

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My calender says it's Friday so it's time for The Weekly Livestream! Join in on the fun as I play games live for your entertainment!Watch live video…

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Released For Linux, Some Thoughts Included

It’s a great time to be a fan of space combat games, and the latest release for us is Gratuitous Space Battles 2 which I’ve taken a look…

The Banner Saga Is Finally Available For Linux

The Banner Saga has been highly sought after from Linux users, and the day has finally come. The new update also adds controller…

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Interstellar Marines FPS Big Update Due This Month, New Online Modes

It’s no secret that we really like Interstellar Marines, but it could do with more content and online modes to keep people interested in it. It…

War For The Overworld Released Out Of Early Access, Conquer The Overworld

War for the Overworld does look like a good spiritual successor to the old Dungeon Keeper games, but it seems it has a way to go yet. I haven't…

BMX Ride - A New Extreme Sports Video Game On Kickstarter

Now this is a type of game we really don't have much of right now, if any? BMX Ride looks like a pretty good extreme sports game to have. I'm…

The Awesome Strategy Game 'Nightside' Has Been Updated, It's Still Awesome

Nightside is one of my current favourites on Steam, and not just because it's a traditional RTS game, but because it just looks so damn cool. See the…

Don't Starve Together To Get 'Reign Of Giants' As A Free Expansion Soon

Don't Starve Together is the official multiplayer version of the excellent survival game Don't Starve, and it will get the original Reign of Giants…

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Could See A Day 1 Linux Release

Thanks to the machine that is Ethan Lee (a game porter), Gratuitous Space Battles 2 could see a same-day release for Linux. Previously it was…

Aspyr Media Are Teasing A New Game, They Promise Many Penguin Smiles

Aspyr Media have been extremely busy it seems, as they have just sent off code to bring Civilization Beyond Earth up to the same patch level as…